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by stylo777
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022
Replies: 73
Views: 9050

Re: Austrian Airlines to shrink by 20% by 2022

similar to the Swiss market and the position of LX (and WK for this matter), the main reason for OS longhaul is the local demand; steered by tourism as well as manufacturing industry. Austria is a well-established 365-days a year destination country, but Austrians also like to travel a lot. As a mat...

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation July 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 3030

Re: Turkish Aviation July 2020

gorgeous intro picture - the 777 remains my favorite beauty :) would be great to see 4x 787 and 2x 350's joining the fleet, but wasn't there a discussion about deferrals of new deliveries? Ajet is definitly on the watch list and I'm quite curious to see how their future will look like; especially, t...

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by stylo777
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20923

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

After both the EU & the Lufthansa shareholders backed the German government bailout, I would expect TK to switch back to the old onboard service & dining experience very soon. Turkish Airlines was never a first mover: the Lufthansa Group is to increase number of flights significantly within...

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by stylo777
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20923

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

After both the EU & the Lufthansa shareholders backed the German government bailout, I would expect TK to switch back to the old onboard service & dining experience very soon. Turkish Airlines was never a first mover: the Lufthansa Group is to increase number of flights significantly within...

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by stylo777
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61661

Re: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package

Great news for Lufthansa and its workers. Thiele is your hero. Anyone want to bet that they're going to be asking more money by Christmas time? Germany will be brought to its knees. Heavily industrialised countries have more to lose in this crisis. I predict that LH will be bankrupt by next spring,...

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61661

Re: Lufthansa Group: 10B EUR bailout - Update

Corona has basically unveiled many things which went wrong in the LH Group. When the times were good many things could be overlooked. However now we are seeing what a mass their whole structure is and how much extra fat there is. Germanwings is already gone and so is Sunexpress. Eurowings keeps on ...

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by stylo777
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20923

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

What does it mean for Sunexpress to focus more on the domestic market? In my opinion, both ADB and AYT were already well connected to all major cities of Turkey with direct flights. I have a hard to believing that XQ will be successful in filling 189 seats on their 738 to smaller cities; unless, the...

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: German branch of Sunexpress is to be liquidated
Replies: 16
Views: 2871

Re: Updated: German branch of Sunexpress is to be liquidated

SN takes over the EW longhaul flying; well, for the time being I would say since we also don't know what is going to happen to SN.

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy
Replies: 133
Views: 23059

Re: Reports: LH might let SN file for bankruptcy

[threeid][/threeid] I was thinking about this aspect. I think (but I may be wrong) that the African network still has a value. that LH would probably not want to waste. Whether it is tied to the brand or not, I have no idea. I'm quite sure that if this was to happen, they would devise a way to keep...

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by stylo777
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20923

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

the only two potential A380 operators to IST (before Corona...) were in my opinion EK and QR. In fact, there was even an "unofficial" rally for the first-mover between both. well, the virus has changed a lot and most if not all a380 operators set already a retirement date. sad, but thats t...

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by stylo777
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20923

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

I guess, the 787 rotations to Europe are not only social distance related, but also for crew training/certification purposes.
Actually, do the 77W cockpit crews also operate the 787s, I don't think so?

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by stylo777
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation June 2020
Replies: 197
Views: 20923

Re: Turkish Aviation June 2020

Mystic wrote:
What is the difference on a international TK and AJ flight service? Im planning to fly out from Amsterdam but Im not sure who to fly with yet.

my own observations (thus totally subjective...), reduced service and older aircraft on Anadolujet.

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by stylo777
Sat May 30, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Majority of LH Shareholders are Voting for Rescue Package
Replies: 502
Views: 61661

Re: Lufthansa: 10B EUR bailout - Update

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/English/Newsroom/agreement-on-lufthansa-s-stabilization-package/s/1d7a23a2-8f62-42d4-93df-7ab8e2ae3b66 from that media post by LH Newsroom it says: (...)Lufthansa will therefore be obliged to transfer to one competitor each at the Frankfurt and Munich airports up...

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by stylo777
Fri May 22, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Laudamotion scaling down VIE base to 10 aircraft, from 16
Replies: 168
Views: 19909

Re: Laudamotion closing its VIE base May 29th.

Smart move by the unions, now they have no income. It's crazy that they refused to accept this under such circumstances while working for a cutthroat business like Ryanair. Even Austrian Airlines pilots agreed to have their salaries slashed by 43% until 2022 or 2023 can't remember now. slight corre...

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by stylo777
Wed May 06, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?
Replies: 25
Views: 3827

Re: Has Austrian Airlines Given Up On Boston?

I don't think it will be launched, even after Corona. For starters, they will be down by 3x 76W and AFAIK another 3-4x 772 are being converted to pax-freighters. yes, it's easy to reinstall the seats, but anyways. As mentioned by NYCVIE, the TATL demand - aka cashcow of many airlines - is hit the mo...

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by stylo777
Tue May 05, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 58
Views: 9409

Re: First A380 passenger to cargo conversion

It's surely just removal of seats to haul leightweight packages - the new industry trend.
LHT has a few 380 customers: BA, QF, AF, KE and yes, also LH is a customer :)
My bet is actually on LH Technik Philippines in MNL where they have facilities for line, base and heavy 380 maintenance.

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by stylo777
Tue May 05, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 353
Views: 64305

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Probably for transparency and jurisdical reasons the other option ("chapter 11" alike protective insolvency) has to be adressed by the management. They also warn the public against heavy financial burdens implied through the state-aid and resulting interest. It's basically a scenario where...

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by stylo777
Sat May 02, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation May 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12216

Re: Turkish Aviation May 2020

TK Cargo becomes the world’s first cargo operator to concurrently hold all three IATA CEIV certificates (for the transport of pharma, fresh items, and live animals) https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/turkish-cargo-achieves-all-three-iata-ceiv-certifications/ please help me out: what makes it a d...

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by stylo777
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?
Replies: 195
Views: 20437

Re: Lufthansa 10+ Billion EUR package: bailout or megasubsidy?

https://de.reuters.com/article/deutschl ... EKCN22A0K9

- agreed on 9 billion rescue package;
- blocking minority in return; and
- 1 or 2 seats in the supervisory board
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State-aid fixed in principal: https://de.reuters.com/article/deutschl ... EKCN22A0K9

- agreed on 9 billion rescue package;
- blocking minority in return; and
- 1 or 2 seats in the supervisory board

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by stylo777
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown
Replies: 12
Views: 2763

LaudaMotion management threatens work force with shutdown

According to Austrian Wings https://www.austrianwings.info/2020/04/laudamotion-geschaeftsfuehrung-droht-belegschaft-mit-schliessung/ (in German only) the management of Ryanair subsidiary LaudaMotion (OE) threatens the work force to close down the base/airline if they don't agree compromises. Pilots ...

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by stylo777
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?
Replies: 38
Views: 4695

Re: If the 737max is killed, will Boeing restart producing the 737NG ?

My answer to the initial question would be no, there won't be a restart of the NG due to reasons mentioned by my previous posters (but most importantly the capital costs...). Will the MAX fly again and continue to be a strong pillar in Boeing's portfolio? Yes, it has to be as there isn't anything in...

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by stylo777
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 353
Views: 64305

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

Phase-Out of the Dash fleet was already decided before Corona (I think until 2021). Maybe they use them intensively in a post-corona scenario, but the days are definately counted. I even learned that the Dash isn't sooo much cheaper to operate compared to the E95. Of course, you have to sell around ...

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by stylo777
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed
Replies: 34
Views: 12210

Re: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed

With an age range between 5-8 years the 747-8 is nowhere near the replacement time and with currently 19 units in the fleet, it will somehow become the "next 340-600" case. So far, LH is very happy with their A350-900's which compares to the 787-10. An A350-1000 as a gap filler between 747...

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by stylo777
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed
Replies: 34
Views: 12210

Re: Rumor: Lufthansa To Delay 777Xs For 777Fs - MD-11F Retirement Postponed

How likely is it that they completely ditch the 777X and transform the orders to 77F as required as well as more 787's?

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by stylo777
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10288

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

Couldn't Turkish carriers delay the delivery of these brand new A321neo aircraft? I mean it's not like they are going to need them right after corona. Or will they use them as replacement for ceos? It may be that Airbus' Hamburg facilities (where most of the 320 family narrow bodies are assembled) ...

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by stylo777
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 353
Views: 64305

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

Reduction of A343 in favor of more A333 from other LH Group airlines also possible. The A333 at LH are all lower MTOW variants. This makes the A343 the only "long-and-thin" aircraft in their fleet, and for this reason we will probably see a few remain with LH and LX for a while (as well a...

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by stylo777
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10288

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

The Aviation Branch will find their way back to normality, but it will took time. According to this article https://www.goklerdeyiz.net/iki-spicejet-ucagi-bodruma-neden-geldi/ (in Turkish) it has been suggested that Corendon Airlines (or maybe one of the Corendon Airlines Group) will take over 2 (f...

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by stylo777
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21735

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

... completely paid off ... The youngest one will reach its 11 years in May, so the fleet is by no means written down. Write-down at LH occurs over 20 years (iso 12 ) since Jan 1st 2013, when the oldest 346 was younger than 10 years, thus not written down either. thanks for the correction; slight a...

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by stylo777
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21735

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

it's really sad indeed! under normal circumstances those 17x A346 would have been a candidate for lowcost-longhaul operations. sure, not an ideal type of aircraft, but well maintained, completely paid off, good size with eco-heavy configuration and also the available range.

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by stylo777
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10288

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

SunExpress will begin cargo flights using cabins of 18 aircraft. Expected cargo capacity of up to 21,700kgs on flights primarily from its bases in Izmir and Antalya. Quite interesting and seems to be common practice these days. Do we know if they are going to remove the cabin since 21.700kgs is sti...

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by stylo777
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2020
Replies: 81
Views: 10288

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2020

totally agree on OA260's points; it's just not that easy. countries with the highest volume of outbound travellers have currently laws in place restricting any travel to any country. I'm talking about the ones likes Germany, UK, France, Switzerland, Italy (just a few examples from Europe). On top of...

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by stylo777
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair short flight
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Re: Ryanair short flight

There is also a big discussion about that in Austria since Laudamotion, FR's subsidiary in VIE, is doing the same with it's 320 fleet.

Economically maybe the better option; keeps your pilots current as well; but environmentally a topic Greta would surely talk about ;)

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by stylo777
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9195

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

SWISS (LX) and subsidiary Edelweiss (WK) are parking planes at neighboring military airport Dubendorf (LSMD). Here is a nice line-up: https://eastwings.blogspot.com/2020/03/a320-214-a321-111-swiss-star-alliance.html Probably more to come in coming days since they were speaking about 24 frames in tot...

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by stylo777
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts
Replies: 184
Views: 9195

Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

https://www.aerotelegraph.com/lufthansa ... uge-am-ber
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Plenty of LH aircraft are currently parked in Berlin SXF (across unopened BER terminal...).
Pictures by R.Hirt available on this site: https://www.aerotelegraph.com/lufthansa ... uge-am-ber

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by stylo777
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17173

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

Extremely fast-moving times with decisions taken almost on hourly basis... now there are news that Turkish citizen being stuck in mentioned EU countries may return until 17Mar. Question remains how this will be organized with all flights to Turkey already cancelled (actually, changed to "ferry ...

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by stylo777
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH500 March 13 returning to FRA
Replies: 4
Views: 3741

Re: LH500 March 13 returning to FRA

Without knowing the reason I assume this one is technical: back to base where your infrastructure is in place.

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by stylo777
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17173

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

So if airlines are not allowed to carry passengers who have been in those countries for the past 14 days then it means other airlines flying into IST will have to cancel their tickets as well. Ouch. Correct, for example someone could not fly FRA-ATH-IST, but the question remains how are they going ...

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by stylo777
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17173

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

news are very confusing and panic evolved among the people and even the airlines... I just read the directive of SHGM (Turkish civil aviation authority) and it says: effective Saturday, March 14th and 08:00 local time: additionally applicable for above mentioned countries of the EU foreign carriers:...

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by stylo777
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17173

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

according to official figures, there aren't any corona cases reported (yet) in Turkey; however, almost all neighboring countries (especially Iran) have confirmed cases and even deaths. this brings me to the believe that the government doesn't publish the cases at all which itself is bogus of course ...

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by stylo777
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tbilisi arr/dep times
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Tbilisi arr/dep times

connectivity - probably those routes wouldn't fill a plane just on O&D thus the need to connect to own hub with full range of inward/onward connections.

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by stylo777
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation March 2020
Replies: 153
Views: 17173

Re: Turkish Aviation March 2020

my bet is on CUN in Mexico

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by stylo777
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 22218

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2020

after many, many years SWISS is inaugurating tomorrow the new longhaul route to KIX.
I think the last opening was to SFO...
probably not the ideal time to start a new route, especially to Far East... nevertheless, all the best to LX.

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by stylo777
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18381

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

Surely not the best start of the year for Turkish aviation! TK A321 (TC-JSH) coming from FRA lost both nose landing gear wheels upon landing in IST and got stuck on the runway. Luckily no one was hurt. Details: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/233268 Pictures: https://twitter.com/jacdecnew/statu...

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by stylo777
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake
Replies: 131
Views: 16841

Re: TAP post 1H 2019 loss; government pushes Neeleman to sell stake

IMF data for 2019: GDP per capita PPP in Germany: $53,567 GDP per capita PPP in Portugal: $33,665 This measure is: (i) per capita, hence an average (ii) PPP, hence adjusting for differences in purchasing power/price levels An average German household has almost twice the purchasing power of an aver...

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by stylo777
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa (Eurowings) Announces Frankfurt to Calgary
Replies: 26
Views: 3533

Re: Lufthansa (Eurowings) Announces Frankfurt to Calgary

It's a very strange "construct" indeed: EW is actually operating the flight with aircraft, crew and flight number, but despite the fact LH "only" has a codeshare on it, they actually do the whole marketing and sale of those flights. Starting last year they really go head to head ...

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by stylo777
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa (Eurowings) Announces Frankfurt to Calgary
Replies: 26
Views: 3533

Re: Lufthansa (Eurowings) Announces Frankfurt to Calgary

- flights will be operated by EW with LH code on it
- cooperation with DE will be terminated when the agreement expires (don't know when this will be...)

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by stylo777
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21735

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

They didn't send any A346s for storage. D-AIHB and D-AIHF are just undergoing maintenance at MNL and MLA respectively. Is D-AIHB being repainted? Flew in it last year and I wouldn't want it to have the beautiful old livery removed. I guess heavy maintenance in MNL means it won't be retired for a wh...

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by stylo777
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21735

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

LH is scheduling the 359 from MUC to FCO in April on many flights.

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by stylo777
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation February 2020
Replies: 181
Views: 18381

Re: Turkish Aviation February 2020

https://twitter.com/tolgaozbek_com/stat ... 30976?s=21
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Whats going on at PC?!? Now I read about an evacuation at DUS with pictures showing passenger using the emergency slides while aircraft is at the gate.

https://twitter.com/tolgaozbek_com/stat ... 30976?s=21

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